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 19Mind Your Business English19 - 20 February 2020
 20Optimizing the Power of Microsoft Excel in Human Resources20-21 February 2020
 20Occupational Safety and Health in the Office20 February 2020
 20PowerPivot: Powerful Data Analysis and Data Modeling in Microsoft Excel20-21 Feb 2020 ; 10-11 Mar 2020
 24HR for Beginners24-25 February 2020
 25Writing a Contract of Employment – Essential Features and Avoiding Pitfalls25 February 2020
 26Termination of Employment 26-27 February 2020
 03Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard3-4 March 2020
 03Microsoft Excel Functions & Formulas3-4 March 2020
 03Domestic Inquiry3 March 2020
 04Memahami Akta Kerja 19554-5 Mac 2020
 05Microsoft Excel (Advanced) – Manipulating Data Effectively5-6 Mar 2020

 MEF: Incentivise firms that instal scanners  MEF ED Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said although the federation is supportive of the government’s call on private sectors to instal thermal scanners, the installation of the scanners may put an additional cost on any private firm.Monday, 17 February 2020
 Barred from office  In an immediate response, Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said it was a reasonable move to prevent the virus from spreading.Thursday, 13 February 2020
 Handicapped and Jobless  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan highlighted that the government inability to fulfil the one per cent OKU in the public sector policy after more than three decades..Wednesday, 12 February 2020
 Bosses Side With Workers, Want Socso To Cover Work Accident Kidney Failure  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) wants the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to continue subsidising dialysis for workers with renal failure from occupational accidents — without conditions.Wednesday, 5 February 2020
 New minimum wage gazetted  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan lamented that the cost of doing business would likely rise with employers having to bear the increase.Tuesday, 14 January 2020
 Whose problem is graduate unemployment in Malaysia? Experts weigh in  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said currently, many graduates, who had been pursuing certain courses at the IPT, were having jobs which did not match their qualifications.Monday, 13 January 2020
 Employers call for deferment of new minimum wage  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan (pix) said the federation had conveyed this message to the Human Resources Ministry during their meeting last month..Sunday, 5 January 2020
 Bright job prospects for Malaysians at SMEs  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said it is still an employers’ market, where bosses get to pick and choose the best candidates.Thursday, 2 January 2020
 Raising employers’ concerns on increasing minimum wages to RM1,200 for 57 bigger cities and towns is not fear mongering  MEF would like to respond to some of the statements made by Andrew Lo, Datuk Mohammed Shafie Mammal and Gopala Krishnan on the Joint Industry Press Release dated 23 December 2019 regarding the Government’s decision to implement minimum wages of RM1,200 for 57 bigger cities and towns beginning 1 January 2020.Friday, 27 December 2019
 Minimum wages: “PH government must share equally increases in minimum wages or maintain status quo”  The Pakatan Harapan Government had not fulfilled their manifesto promise no 34 to equally share the burden of employers arising from increases in minimum wages from 1,000 to RM1,500 during the first term in office.Monday, 23 December 2019
 MEF ingatkan kerajaan untuk tanggung 50 peratus kenaikan gaji minimum seperti dalam Manifesto PH  Pengarah Eksekutifnya, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan berkata, keputusan kerajaan yang meminda jumlah kenaikan gaji sebanyak tiga kali dalam masa setahun itu, dilihat tidak rasional, dan membebankan para majikan.Monday, 23 December 2019
 雇联:业者转嫁成本 外汇流失25亿·调薪或致涨价裁员  (八打灵再也23日讯)马来西亚雇主联合会(MEF)执行董事拿督三苏丁说,保守估计,提高最低薪金至1200令吉的措施,会令到我国每年流失25亿令吉的外汇;同时,此措施不但会增加业者的营运成本,也将引发新一轮的涨潮和变相鼓励雇主裁员。Monday, 23 December 2019
 MEF: Why raise wages if locals don’t benefit?  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan wants the government to review the latest minimum wage hike.Saturday, 21 December 2019
 Majikan, pekerja kritik gaji minimum RM1,200  Pengarah Eksekutif Persekutuan Majikan Malaysia (MEF), Shamsuddin Bardan berkata, beliau terkejut gaji minimum RM1,200 di “wilayah bandar utama” diumumkan dalam Belanjawan 2020 termasuk 42 bandar kecil.Friday, 20 December 2019
 Uproar over hike in minimum wage  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the decision did not weigh the fact where the wages would finally end up and if it would help the local economy.Friday, 20 December 2019
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Mind Your Business EnglishMEF Academy, Petaling Jaya19 - 20 February 2020
Optimizing the Power of Microsoft Excel in Human ResourcesMid Valley City, KL20-21 February 2020
Occupational Safety and Health in the OfficeMEF Petaling Jaya20 February 2020

2018p 2019f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.432.7
Real GDP (% Growth)4.74.3 ~ 4.8
Per Capita Income (RM)42,62744,275
CPI (% Growth)1.00.7 ~ 1.7
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force (million persons)15.315.6
Employment (million persons)14.815.1
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.3 ~ 3.5
Retrenchment (persons)23,168N/A
Foreign Workers ('000)2,015N/A
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)4.88%4.86%
Non Executive (%)4.88%4.89%
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.182.06
Non Executive (months)1.951.97
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
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26 Apr 2020 Hari Keputeraan Sultan Terengganu
1 May 2020 Hari Pekerja
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